ERIC Number: ED439985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Spirit That Moves Us: A Literature-Based Resource Guide. Teaching about Diversity, Prejudice, the Holocaust, and Human Rights. Volume 1: Grades K-4. Revised [and] The Spirit That Moves Us: A Literature-Based Resource Guide. Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights. Volume 2: Grades 5-8.
Petovello, Laura R.; Quenk, Rachel
This two-volume resource guide includes lesson plans and bibliographical references for teaching about the Holocaust. The first volume, revised in 1999, covers grades K-4, and the second volume, published in 1997, covers grades 5-8. Each guide offers age-appropriate strategies and lesson plans for teaching students about the fundamental causes of human rights violations and for developing their awareness of ongoing social issues. Lesson plans include exercises that explore underlying concepts while teaching students about geography, history, social studies, math, music, and society. Volume 1's chapters are: (1) "Celebrating Diversity"; (2) "Learning from Many Cultures"; (3) "Creating Community"; (4) "Confronting Prejudice"; and (5) "Beginning Holocaust Studies." Appendices give articles and resources for teachers. Volume 2's chapters are: (1) "Cultural Identity: The Positive Power of Belonging"; (2) "Forging an American Identity: Immigration and Assimilation"; (3) "Differences as Dividers: Prejudice and Discrimination"; (4) "Doing the Right Thing: Making Moral and Ethical Decisions"; (5) "Shattered Lives: The Holocaust Begins"; (6) "Lasting Effects: Survivors' Stories"; (7) "Heroes and Heroines: Those Who Made a Difference"; and (8) "Personal Best: Making a Difference in Today's World." Appendices include: (1) "A Common Language: Finding Ways To Speak about the Unspeakable"; (2) a collection of articles for teachers; and (3) documents of the United Nations relating to human rights. Both volumes include complete, annotated bibliographies, including both print and non-print resources, and appendices include articles for teachers and helpful information on locating further resources, including those on Holocaust-related and human rights organizations. (EH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Anti Semitism, Civil Liberties, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Discrimination, Global Education, Immigration, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Jews, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Multicultural Education, Nazism, Social Discrimination, Social Studies, World History, World War II
Tilbury House, Publishers, 2 Mechanic St., No. 3, Gardiner, ME 04345 (Vol 1: ISBN-0-88448-204-9, $19.95; Vol 2: ISBN-0-88448-187-5, $19.95). Tel: 800-582-1899 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.tilburyhouse.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine, Palermo.